Nikki Haley Stands Up For Oppressed Iranians

Nikki Haley, our American ambassador to the UN just released a statement on the recent and disturbing unrest in Iran. Her statement showed support to the “brave people of Iran.”

Haley said, “Nowhere is the urgency of peace, security, and freedom being more tested than in Iran…By the thousands, Iranian citizens are taking to the streets to protest the oppression of their own government.”

She continued,

It takes great bravery for the Iranian people to use the power of their voice against their government, especially when their government has a long history of murdering its own people who dare to speak the truth. So we applaud the tremendous courage of the Iranian people.

“The government of Iran is actively attempting to stop social media and other forms of communication that allow their citizens’ voices to be heard. So we want to help amplify the voices of the Iranian people.”

She added,

Here are the messages that they’re chanting today: “All these brigades have come out to the streets. They’ve come out against the leader. Political prisoners must be freed. Independence, freedom, Iranian republic. Neither Gaza nor Lebanon, my life only for Iran. Let go of Syria; think of us. We will die, but we’ll take Iran back. Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid. We’re all together.”

“And in reference to the Supreme Leader, quote: ‘Feel some shame. Let go of the country.’”

“Those are not my words,” Haley pointed out. “Those are not the words of the United States. Those are the words of the brave people of Iran.”

“Now the Iranian dictatorship is trying to do what it always does, which is to say that the protests were designed by Iran’s enemies. We all know that’s complete nonsense.”

“The demonstrations are completely spontaneous. They are virtually in every city in Iran. This is the precise picture of a long-oppressed people rising up against their dictators.”